Racing Starts At 1.00pm. 

Crowd Starts Arriving Around Midday

The Gravity Grand Prix is an annual fun and fund raising event that has taken place in the Village of Cookham Dean in Berkshire since 2007.  It's a downhill race driven just by gravity and it has proved to be very, very popular amongst the 2,000 or so spectators who come to see it and experience the thrill and spectacle of the day.     

So far we've had 16  fantastically successful years, during which we have been very proud to have raised over £200,000 for our designated charity, the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and other local causes.  It's become a really fun afternoon that can be watched, free, by all the family whilst we do all sorts of things to raise money and create enjoyment.  The amazing bonus is the ingenuity of the karts that have been built.  They are something to behold, as you will see from the above slideshow and the video on the next page of this website.

This year's event will took place in Cookham Dean on Sunday 10th September 2023, and was our 16th  annual running , with only a gap in 2020 because of Covid-19.  If you are thinking of entering a kart in 2024, put your thoughts into action now by checking how you can do this on the Information Pack page of this website.  We are certain that you will have a really fun time in building your kart and the thrill in taking part will lift your spirits.  The atmosphere alone will make your skin tingle and being cheered on by more than 2,000 spectators will make all your efforts so worthwhile!

In 2023 a bumper crowd crowd turned out on what was a very pleasant September afternoon to see the 16th annual race and the spectacle of all the novelty karts taking part in The Gravity Grand Prix.  Many facilities were also there to be enjoyed.  These included the food stalls, our famous beer and wine tent, as well as the fare available from the local pubs along the Course.  There was also the funfair attraction for the children.  

Now check the pages of this website to see what you can do this year to share in the action!

2023 Results 

The Spirit of the Event (Main Prize)

The Teakie Tea Pot - Cookham Dean School 

The Peter Bartlett Memorial Award  -Founders Trophy

Super Trinity Kart - Holy Trinity School, Cookham 

Best Engineered Kart

1st Wow It's a Camel - Jon Savage

2nd One 4 the Road - Matt Buy

3rf Chariot of Ozymandies - Peter Kittoe

Best Novelty Kart

1st Minions - Cameron Makie-Smith 

2nd Wow It's a Camel - Jon Savage 

3rd Pirate - The Thames Valley Adventure Playground 

Fastest Time 

1st Acceleramous - Richard Burton  - 1:07 

2nd One 4 the Road - Matt Buy - 1:08